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Manu Ginobili will play at the summer Olympics but next season is less clear

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San Antonio Spurs shooting guard Manu Ginobili is approaching the end of his illustrious career and could potentially bow out at the summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. 

The 38-year-old has enjoyed a brilliant 14-year spell with the Western Conference franchise that has seen him win four NBA championships, be voted to the All-Star game twice and be named Sixth Man of the Year in 2008.

He has also competed for his country since 1999 and, with his 39th birthday fast approaching, the Argentine has spoken about what the future holds. 

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While he is sure he has one final Olympic Games appearance left in him, his views on another tough NBA season are less than clear. 

As per Melissa Rohlin of the San Antonio Express-News, Ginobili said: "I take the seasons month by month, not season by season. I know I have one more Olympics in me. If I have another season, we’ll see.”

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He has been a huge ambassador for the game of basketball in his native country and was part of the 2004 squad who become the only men's nation except the United States to win an Olympic Gold Medal in the sport since 1988.

He was also the flag bearer for the opening ceremony of the 2008 games in Beijing. 

Emanuel Ginobili, Argentina's flag beare

Ginobili is playing an average of 19.4 minutes per game this season, his lowest since joining the Spurs, and is producing 9.5 points and 3.1 assists per outing.

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